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District 2

District 2

Overview

North-Central Idaho

d2_us95hazcrkpinehrst267x200District 2 covers just over 13,000 square miles of north-central Idaho and maintains 1,500 lane miles (lanes of road, on- and off-ramps, etc.) and 180 bridges.District 2 encompasses five counties, with diverse geology highlighted by the pristine Clearwater River, one of the most scenic rivers in the United States. It has robust populations of fish and wildlife, and is rich in history. The Middle Fork of the Clearwater River was one of the first rivers designated under the U.S. Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

District headquarters is in Lewiston located in Nez Perce County, where Dave Kuisti is district (head) engineer. Jan Vassar, of Lewiston, has represented District 2 on the Idaho Transportation Board since January 2010.


District 2 Contact Information
District 2 Phone: 208-799-5090
District 2 Fax: 208-799-4301
2600 Frontage Rd, Lewiston, ID
Mail: P.O. Box 837, Lewiston, ID 83501
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Jan Vassar
Board Member
208-743-5093
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Dave Kuisti
District Engineer
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News

US-12 remains closed between Greer and Kamiah but could open tomorrow (April 13)

April 12, 2019
Barring any more slides, US-12 between Greer and Kamiah could reopen tomorrow with some restrictions.
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Work ongoing to extend passing lane on US-95 near Winchester

April 2, 2019
Rock removal will require periodic closures of US-95 for the season.
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Nez Perce Tribe and ITD share new website for the Aht’Wy Plaza interchange

March 4, 2019
The website offers the opportunity to sign up for regular updates on design progress and other safety efforts.
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Work on US-12 improvements in Lewiston begins in March; open house Feb. 28

February 19, 2019
Attend the meeting or visit the project website to get all the details for this season's work.
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ITD joins officers on US-12 patrol near Aht’wy Plaza

January 4, 2019
Multiple agencies participated in the patrol to raise drivers' awareness at the entrances to the casino.
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Commonly proposed ideas to improve safety near the casino on US-12

December 27, 2018
Learn more about why some actions have or have not been taken.
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ITD to conduct road safety audit near Aht’wy Plaza in Lewiston

December 13, 2018
The audit will produce short-term recommendations that can be implemented while the Nez Perce Tribe's design on the interchange progresses.
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Appellate court rules in favor of US-95 expansion south of Moscow

December 10, 2018
The ruling will allow ITD to proceed with construction as early as late summer 2019.
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Construction List

2019 Highway Construction in North-Central Idaho

US-12 Construction

For information go to:


US-95 Construction


State Highways | Idaho Routes

 

This project will realign a section of US-95 to improve safety. With help from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the department evaluated many alternatives for the new highway alignment, including western, central and eastern routes. The final eastern route (E2) was chosen after a multi-year environmental review process. ITD received a Record of Decision (ROD) from FHWA in March of 2016 that gave ITD the authority to begin final design and to purchase land.

A legal motion was brought against FHWA and ITD regarding the Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision for this project. In August 2017, the U.S. District Court for Idaho ruled against the motion in favor of FHWA and ITD. In January 2018, an appeal to the ruling was filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

On December 7, 2018, the appellate court upheld the lower court’s decision.

ITD will continue right-of-way acquisition and submit a 404 permit application with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. After those two steps are completed, the project can be put out for construction bids. Work could begin as early as late summer 2019.

To learn more about the project, please visit this website:

Planning & Design

Projects in Planning or Design Phases


US Routes

For information go to:


Report

 

Accessibility | Title VI | Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is committed to compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related regulations and directives. ITD assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any ITD service, program, or activity. The department also assures that every effort will be made to prevent discrimination through the impacts of its programs, policies, and activities on minority and low-income populations. In addition, the department will take reasonable steps to provide meaningful access to services for persons with Limited English Proficiency.

TTY/TDD Users: Dial 711 or (800) 377-3529 to use Idaho Relay System

Project Bid Information

Old Potlatch Mill Rd to Princeton Flats Project Details for Bid Information


North & South SH 9 Turnbays Project Details for Bid Information


Culdesac Canyon Passing Lane, Phase 2 Project Details for Bid Information


18th St. to Clearwater Rv Bridge Project Details for Bid Information

Completed Projects

North-Central Idaho: Construction Completed in 2018

COMPLETE: US-12: Tumble Creek to Saddle Creek Road

  • Knife River resurfaced 26 miles of the highway for $5.6 million.
  • To learn more, visit the US-12 project website.

COMPLETE: US-12: Warm Springs Pack Bridge to Montana State Line

  • Knife River resurfaced 23 miles of the highway for $7.3 million.
  • To learn more, visit the US-12 project website.

COMPLETE: US-12: Maggie Creek Bridge

  • Braun-Jensen Inc. replaced the bridge for $1.5 million.
  • To learn more, visit the US-12 project website.

COMPLETE: US-12: Fish Creek Bridge

  • Concrete Placing Company replaced the bridge for $2.1 million.
  • To learn more, visit the US-12 project website.

COMPLETE: US-12: Valley Drive Turn Bays

  • Crews constructed opposing left-turn lanes at Valley Drive just east of Kamiah for both eastbound and westbound motorists. A right-turn lane was constructed at Valley Drive for eastbound motorists. The existing gravel approach onto Front Street just south of Valley Drive was eliminated.
  • To learn more, visit the US-12 project website.

COMPLETE: US-12: Lewiston Concrete Grinding

  • Acme Concrete Paving Inc. repaired broken concrete slabs and resealed the joints on the concrete section of the highway in Lewiston. The highway work was between the Clearwater Memorial Bridge and the Rose Garden. Work, along with a similar project on US-95 in Moscow, was completed for $1.2 million.
  • June 12, 2018 news story

COMPLETE: US-95: Lewiston and Moscow Concrete Grinding

  • Acme Concrete Paving Inc. repaired broken concrete slabs and resealed the joints on two concrete sections of the highway in Lewiston and Moscow. The highway work was between the Clearwater Memorial Bridge and the Rose Garden in Lewiston and on Jackson Street in Moscow. Work was completed for $1.2 million.

COMPLETE: US-95: Four Mile Creek Bridge

  • N.A. Degerstrom Inc. replaced the Four Mile Creek Bridge near Viola for $1.4 million. The old bridge was built in 1949 and was structurally deficient.

COMPLETE: US-95: Moscow Concrete Grinding

  • Acme Concrete Paving Inc. repaired broken concrete slabs and resealed the joints on the concrete section of the highway, also known as Jackson Street, in Moscow. Work, along with a similar project in Lewiston, completed for $1.2 million.
  • June 12, 2018 news story

COMPLETE: US-95 near the Clearwater River Casino and Lodge

  • Morgan Industries constructed a concrete island to improve safety at the west exit of the casino by preventing drivers from making left turns onto the highway.

COMPLETE: ID-3: Bear Ridge Grade

  • Knife River repaired and resurfaced the roadway for $3.3 million. A landslide caused damage in the spring of 2017 and was repaired in January 2018.
  • To learn more about the project, read this news story about ID-3 repairs.

COMPLETE: ID-6: Creek Culvert

  • T. LaRiviere Equipment and Excavation replaced the culvert over an unnamed creek on ID-6 about 10 miles north of the Latah County / Benewah County line. Although the culvert is in District 1, District 2 reviewed construction of this $900,000 project.

COMPLETE: ID-11: Creek Culvert

  • ITD contractors replaced the box culvert over Texas Creek near Weippe.

COMPLETE: ID-14: Creek Culvert

  • Contractors replaced a pipe on Moose Creek near Elk City with a bottomless arch pipe to improve fish passage. Work was completed for $500,000 with funding from the Nez Perce Tribe and the U.S. Forest Service.

COMPLETE: ID-62: Craigmont to Nez Perce

COMPLETE: Bridge Repairs

  • Fourteen bridges were repaired by Braun-Jensen Inc. for $2.2 million throughout the district.
    • US-95 bridges: over Salmon River at McKenzie and Award bridges
    • ID-7 bridge: over Clearwater River at Orofino Bridge
    • ID-8 bridges: over the South Fork of Potlatch River and Ruby Creek
    • ID-11 bridges: over Orofino Creek, Canal Creek, Quartz Creek and Reeds Creek
    • ID-14 bridges: over Meadow Creek, Silver Creek and Newsome Creek
    • ID-64 bridge: over Long Hollow Creek

COMPLETE: Sealcoats

  • To preserve pavement, ITD contractors applied sealcoats to several routes.
    • ID-8: Moscow to Troy
    • ID-8: Deary to Bovill
    • ID-11: Greer to the top of Greer Grade
    • ID-11: Weippe to Grangemont Road

Services | Contacts

For application forms go to ITD Form Finder and then search for “EncroachmentUtility Permits Video

  • Approach Permit application – i.e. driveway, road access, etc. (Right of Way Encroachment Application and Permit Approaches or Public Streets) – Search for form # “2109” or “Encroachment” at ITD Form Finder
  • For the Utility Permit application – (Right of Way Encroachment Application and Permit for Utilities) – Search for form # “2110” or “Encroachment” at ITD Form Finder
  • Other Encroachments application – i.e. signs, banners, etc. (Right of Way Encroachment Application and Permit for Other Encroachments) – Search for form # “2111” or “Encroachment” at ITD Form Finder
  • Milepoint Logs go to the iPlan – Mapping Resource for Idaho highway route information
  • iPlan – Mapping Resource
  • Access Management Informational Brochure

Encroachment Application Office Locations & Contacts

Regional LocationOffice HoursEmailCounties & Contact Information
North Idaho - District 1
600 West Prairie Avenue
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific TimeEmail: Stacy.Simkins@itd.idaho.govCounties: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, Shoshone - Stacy Simkins, 208-772-1297
North-Central Idaho - District 2
2600 Frontage Rd
Lewiston, ID 83501
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific TimeEmail: Shane.Niemela@itd.idaho.govCounties: Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce - Shane Niemela, 208-799-4239
Southwest Idaho - District 3
8150 Chinden Boulevard
Boise, ID 83714
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time
Payments are not accepted after 3:00 p.m.
Payment Phone Line:
208-332-7187
Email: ITDD3Permits@itd.idaho.govCounties: Ada, Elmore, Gem, Boise, Valley - Shona Tonkin, 208-334-8341

Counties: Canyon, Adams, Owyhee, Payette, Washington - Tyson McCoy, 208-338-8335
South-Central Idaho - District 4
216 South Date Street
Shoshone, ID 83352
8:00 a.m to 5:00 pm Mountain TimeEmail: Deb.Pierson@itd.idaho.govCounties: Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Twin Falls - Deb Pierson, 208-886-7839
Southeast Idaho - District 5
5151 S. 5th Ave
Pocatello, ID 83204-2202
8:00 a.m to 5:00 pm Mountain TimeEmail: D5EncroachmentPermits@itd.idaho.govCounties: Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, Power - Phone: 208-239-3300
East Idaho - District 6
206 North Yellowstone
Rigby, ID 83442
8:00 a.m to 5:00 pm Mountain TimeEmail: Troy.Despain@itd.idaho.govCounties: Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Teton, Madison - Troy Despain, 208-745-5644
Idaho Transportation Department Headquarters - Boise, IDUtility Permits
Email: Barbara.Waite@itd.idaho.gov

Sign Permits
Email: Justin.Pond@itd.idaho.gov
Barbara Waite, 208-334-8522


Justin Pond, 208-334-8832

Roadway Sign Request Contacts

Idaho Transportation Department, District 2 Office
Mail Address: P.O. Box 837, Lewiston, ID 83501
Location: 2600 Frontage Rd, Lewiston, ID 83501


District 2 Phone: 208-799-5090

District 2 Fax: 208-799-4301


Media Contact: Megan Sausser | Phone: 208-772-1295

Accessibility | Title VI | Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is committed to compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related regulations and directives. ITD assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any ITD service, program, or activity. The department also assures that every effort will be made to prevent discrimination through the impacts of its programs, policies, and activities on minority and low-income populations. In addition, the department will take reasonable steps to provide meaningful access to services for persons with Limited English Proficiency.

TTY/TDD Users: Dial 711 or (800) 377-3529 to use Idaho Relay System